JensTakle's Rating of Let the Right One In

Jens' Review of Let the Right One In

3 years ago via Flixster
Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In(2008)

Forget Twilight, True Blood and all the other gay vampires, and watch the Swedish vampire flick "Let the Right One In" by Tomas Alfredson instead. In this film we follow the twelve-year-old boy, Oskar who's an outcast, who the other kids always bullying and hits. On the playground one evening where he lives, he meets a girl named Eli, a thin and ice cold child, who's also his new neighbor. And what's worse, is that she's a vampire which means that's she feeds on blood in order to survive, and it's her father who has to kill innocent people and tap their blood, so that his daughter don't have to draw suspicion by doing the killing herself.

Yes, there's a love story between Oskar and Eli, but it's loaded with so much innocence because they are kids. I love that the director tells us so little. The word vampire is barely mentioned. It's a sad story about two outcasts, which is the opposite case with Twilight where it's a forced love story with nothing but sexual attraction that is displayed in five movies. We know that Oskar and Eli belongs together and it's clear from the start, but they can't be together, which is a real tragedy, which is sad. While Bella and Edvard on the other hand gets a designer house in the middle of the forrest. I also like the tone of the film, and the cinematography of an ice cold Sweden. And there's a lot of satisfying violence as well. A vampire movie as it should be. Thumbs up.